Joplin city officials say two more fatalities have been reported from the tornado that devastated the southwest Missouri city last month.
Lynn Iliff Onstot, public information officer for Joplin, said as of Monday there were 153 fatalities from the tornado. Onstot said the city received the updated list from the Jasper County coroner and the Missouri Department of Public Safety.
An aerial photo, taken June 6, of an earlier partial breach in a levee in Atchison County, Mo. Another partial breach was reported June 9 approximately 80 feet north of two previous breaches. Another breach has been reported today.
The rising Missouri River has ruptured two levees in northwest Missouri, sending torrents of flood waters over rural farmland toward the Iowa town of Hamburg and the Missouri state park and resort of Big Lake.
U.S. Rep. Todd Akin has amended his voter registration to the St. Louis suburb of Wildwood.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported last month that the five-term Republican has been voting from the address of his old family homestead in another suburb, Town and Country, despite moving to Wildwood more than three years ago.